Soil Nutrition

Climate change lecture to highlight promise of regenerative agriculture

It’s unusual to come across a documentary about climate change that strikes an optimistic note, but that’s what Netflix viewers were treated to last September with the premiere of “Kiss the Ground.” The documentary, narrated... more »

Plasticulture strawberries across Delaware, Maryland and Virginia need fertilization

Plasticulture strawberries are blooming now across Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Plasticulture strawberries should have had nitrogen applications prior to bloom. Base recommendations are 25 lbs/a of N at green-up and another 25 lbs/a of N... more »

Team to study soil compaction on farms in Washington and beyond

While soil compaction happens below the surface, it has many above-ground impacts on crops. Compacted soil doesn’t absorb water very well, makes it hard for plants to send out roots, inhibits plant nutrient absorption and... more »

David Coorts named vice president of technical development for BPS Agriculture

BPS Agriculture has elevated David Coorts to vice president of technical development. BPS Ag, a Texas-based, diversified agriculture holding company currently incubates three start-ups: Verano365, Farm Shield and PureAcre. The entities utilize the firm’s proprietary... more »

RIT faculty using smartphones, AI to help assess crop roots

A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their... more »

Biological options to help soil health pursued jointly by Mosaic, Agbiome

The Mosaic Co., a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients and AgBiome, a developer of agricultural products from diverse microbial communities,  announced March 23 a strategic collaboration, aiming to discover, develop... more »

New soil conditioner, liquid fertilizers introduced by Timac Agro USA

Timac Agro USA, a biotechnology company providing 60 years of global research and development in plant extract technology, specialized granular fertilizer, and liquid and dry plant nutrition has introduced a new ganular OMRI-listed organic soil... more »

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

Growers building their soils and boosting yields may consider a side gig in carbon farming. The idea of carbon farming has been floated for years as a way to reclaim carbon emissions in the atmosphere.... more »

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